Our founder Wade experienced childhood through a unique lens. His parents owned a Super 8 camera, so his allowance didn’t go to comic books or candy. He spent it on film he and his friends used to make movies.
Later, as a music student in Atlanta, Wade worked for an office supply company. One day on a delivery, he happened upon a television production set. He was so taken by the bright lights and swooping cameras, he asked for a job and got one.
While his cinema career began schlepping equipment, it didn’t stay that way long.
Today, Wade is a three-time Emmy nominated producer, director, editor, writer and motion designer. It’s a lot of hats that Wade wears easily with talent, conviction and enthusiasm.
His true love is conceptual development. Grabbing an idea from nowhere and figuring out how it can benefit his client’s message or objectives. It’s work that’s also rewarded him with many an Addy, Telly and other fancy awards.
Wade has always delivered the goods — and does so every day here at Coal Powered Filmworks.
Marycruz is a 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina who came by way of Coal Powered Filmworks through an internship on the South Carolinians in World War II documentary series. No mere coffee-fixer and errand-runner, she is now the production manager who keeps the filmworks turning smoothly. In fact, she’s often the first person talk to when you call the works. Stop by the office someday and maybe you’ll even get to meet her pet prairie dog.